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Spontaneous emission in emitting-layer-embedded one-dimensional photonic bandgap structures
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Paper Abstract

We show that the spontaneous-emission behavior of an emitter-embedded periodic photonic band-gap (PBG) stack, described in general on the basis of the approximation of dipole emission, can be considerably modified if the macroscopic features of the emitter are considered. We have developed a model which takes into account the optical thickness of the emitter in the usual formalism. The extended model is presented in comparison with the classical dipole-emission model. Some numerical results are given and discussed, by using GaAs-embedded SiO2 / TiO2-coated quarter-wave stacks as a specific configuration. Our model provides quantitative arguments for optimization of spontaneous-emission power in terms of radiation frequency and emitter localization. It can be directly applied to optimum design of more complex systems, such as multi-emitter-embedded periodic stacks and any other passive structure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5450, Photonic Crystal Materials and Nanostructures, (15 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.543884
Show Author Affiliations
Qin Zou, Institut National des Telecommunications (France)
Abderrahim Ramdane, Lab. de Photonique et de Nanostructures, CNRS (France)
Robert Frey, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Telecommunications (France)
Lab. Charles Fabry de l'Institute d'Optique, CNRS and Univ. Paris-Sud (France)
Badr-Eddine Benkelfat, Institut National des Telecommunications (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5450:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Nanostructures
Richard M. De La Rue; Pierre Viktorovitch; Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres; Michele Midrio, Editor(s)

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